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The last thing half-dragon, half-fairy private investigator Twig Starfig wants to do is retrieve a stolen enchanted horn from a treacherous fae, but there's no denying the dazzlingly gorgeous unicorn who asks Twig to do just that. Literally, no denying, because compelling the reluctant detective is all part of a unicorn's seductive magic.

To add to his woes, Twig is saddled with the unicorn's cheeky indentured servant, Quinn Broomsparkle. Dragons are supposed to want to eat humans, but Twig's half-dragon side only wants to gobble up Quinn in a more personal way. Making matters worse, it's obvious the smokin' hot but untrustworthy sidekick is hiding something. Something big. And not what's in his trousers. In the PI business, that means trouble with a capital Q.

Throw in gads of zombies, a creepy ghost pirate ship, a malfunctioning magic carpet, and Twig's overbearing fairy father's demands to live up to the illustrious Starfig name. Naturally, an old but abiding enemy chooses this time to resurface, too. Those inconveniences Twig can handle. The realization he's falling for a human who isn't free to return his affections and whose life may hang on the success of his latest case?

Not so much.

©2017 Meghan Maslow (P)2017 Meghan Maslow

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That was...weird. Fun, but weird.

This was...well, I already said weird, didn't I? I feel like the story can't really decide if it wants to be whimsical or serious. It was kind of like a children's book, except the characters had sex.

If you want a gritty urban fantasy detective story, this isn't the book for you. If you want a slightly surreal road trip with ghost parrots, tea drinking giants, zombie armies and tiny fairy politicians, then this is definitely the book you're looking for. It was an entertaining enough listen with a competent reader and a very satisfying end.

A word of warning: there are allusions to a character having been raped in the past, as well as the overhanging threat of him being raped again. There is also some sexual mind control happening.

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  • Bob
  • East Hampton,NY
  • 11-03-17

Whimsical, A Bit Too Fairy, But Fun

The 'rainbows and sparkles' and totally gay names were a bit over the top for me. Once I got passed that distraction, I enjoyed the story. It was creative, whimsical and fun.

Greg Boudreaux did a great job. All in all a good listen.

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Fun and exciting!

This book was very entertaining. I enjoyed all of the characters and the universe. It was easy to get sucked in and once I started I couldn't stop.

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Excellent!

I loved the book, but the narration took this to another level! This is such a great story that I didn't think could get any better. Greg Tremblay proved me wrong. For me, he made it perfect. I loved every minute of listening (even going over parts). I believed in every character, and he managed to knock Twig from being my favourite- now Bill 😈is my favourite character. I really hope if this becomes a series Bill gets his own story, but NOT with the odious Bransome 😠
An excellent performance!

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FUN !

This was a "funtastic" story, made even better by the narrator's brilliant and comedic portrayals.

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Really Truly Enjoyed This

I love anything narrated by Greg but I truly enjoyed this story. light and entertaining

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Good Stuff

Action packed and witty. If you enjoy fantasy books, then I would highly recommend this one.

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Excellent start to a new series

I need the next book now!!!!!! It was an enchanting tale. I loved the journey these two went on to find the unicorn's horn. I hated Bransom, he was a bastard. I loved Twig's dad, Pie and Bill. I wished Twig & Quinn would have mated before the end of the book.

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Fun, Amazing Story

Great story with many LOL moments and Greg provides a masterful narration. Can’t wait to listen to the next in this series!

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A fun story with amazing narration

Meghan has written a great story. Twists and turns in the plot never slow down. Greg is an amazing narrator, who convincingly does the parts, never stumbles on the story, has a voice to swoon to, and keeps the pace steady and perfect. When will book 2 be available in audio ? ;-) (I do have it as a digital book, but... )

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  • Chia
  • 11-25-17

good fun

I can't quite find the right words to describe this one. All in all I really enjoyed this one. If you are not a fan of the m/m slave trope. This is not for you! However there are no consent issues between Quinn and Twig as they are rather sweet with each other.
Aso the audiobook made me laugh several times out loud in public and blush at other scenes. Greg Boudreaux's voice was perfect through it all!

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  • MaryD
  • 10-26-17

Marvellous and magical

Just finished listening and I can’t rate this book high enough. I love fantasy stories and this one ticks all the boxes for me. Trodden down hero, magic, magical creatures and wonderful world building. Such a fun story I’m looking forward to reading more in the series.
What a master of narration Greg Boudreaux is.
He has such a terrific range of voices for the various characters including an officious fairy. A complete joy to listen to.

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  • Naomi
  • 06-02-18

By Fairy Means or Foul was a Fabulous First!

This is the first book by Meghan Maslow that I've listened to and was absolutely captivated with her colourful characters and their entertaining story. The cherry on the top was provided by the way Greg Boudreaux bought each of the characters to life.
All in all an extremely fun and entertaining listen. So good in fact, that I'm off now to listen to the next book in the series.

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  • Demelza Brown
  • 05-08-18

FANTASTIC

Loved this story. Brilliantly written, Clever and uproarsly funny the perfect mix of smut ,fuzzy feelings and dark humour would definatly recommend to anyone. Cant wait for the next one.